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Apple iPod nano 8 GB Black (4th Generation) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • 8 GB Storage Capacity (Estimated Free Space 7.2 GB) for 2,000 songs, 7,000 photos, or 8 hours of video
  • Up to 24 hours of music playback or 4 hours of video playback when fully charged
  • 2-inch LCD with blue-white LED backlight and 320-by-240-pixel resolution
  • Supported audio formats: AAC, Protected AAC, MP3, MP3 VBR, Audible, Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV
  • Supported video formats: H.264, MPEG-4; Supported image file types: JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD (Mac only), and PNG
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  • Brand Name: Apple
  • Model Number: MB754LL/A
  • Digital Storage Capacity: 8 GB
  • Color: Black
  • Supported Audio Format: AAC// Protected AAC// MP3// MP3 VBR// Audible// Apple Lossless// AIFF// and WAV
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With eight amazing colors, a new curved design, and great new features, iPod nano rocks like never before. The Genius Playlist feature finds the songs in your music library that go great together and makes a playlist for you. With its built-in accelerometer, iPod nano is made to move. Give it a shake, and it shuffles to a different song in your library. Turn it on its side to flip through your album art in Cover Flow. And tilt, move, and play accelerometer-inspired games (games available separately). Watching movies, TV shows, and video is even more fun on the sharp 2-inch screen. And your photos (up to 7,000 of them) look great in portrait or landscape view. Available in 8 GB and 16 GB models, the 8 GB iPod nano puts up to 2,000 songs or 8 hours of video in your pocket.

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With eight amazing colors, a new curved design, and great new features, iPod nano rocks like never before. The Genius Playlist feature finds the songs in your music library that go great together and makes a playlist for you. With its built-in accelerometer, iPod nano is made to move. Give it a shake, and it shuffles to a different song in your library. Turn it on its side to flip through your album art in Cover Flow. And tilt, move, and play accelerometer-inspired games (games available separately). Watching movies, TV shows, and video is even more fun on the sharp 2-inch screen. And your photos (up to 7,000 of them) look great in portrait or landscape view. Available in 8 GB and 16 GB models, the 8 GB iPod nano puts up to 2,000 songs or 8 hours of video in your pocket.

With a new curved design and great new features, iPod nano rocks like never before. Click to enlarge.

Up to 2,000 songs, 8 hours of video, or 7,000 photos in your pocket. Click to enlarge.

Just under a quarter-inch deep. Click to enlarge.

Available in nine amazing colors; the (PRODUCT)RED nano is available exclusively through Apple. Click to enlarge.

Enjoy album art in Cover Flow, games, videos, and photos in landscape mode. (Green nano shown here.)

A Musical Genius
Say you're listening to a song you really like and want to hear other tracks that go great with it. The Genius Playlist feature finds the songs in your music library that go great together and makes a Genius Playlist for you. It's like having your own highly intelligent, personal DJ.

Find Your Music Faster
It's even easier to find the song you want to hear. Now you can view your album art in Cover Flow. Or just press and hold the Center button to browse by album or artist. When you find the right song, press the Center button to add it to your on-the-go playlist.

Rock and Roll Over
Tilt or turn iPod nano on its side, and you'll listen, watch, and play in new ways. You can flip through your album art with Cover Flow. Or, vertically speaking, see more albums and artists on the screen at one time.

Shake Your Groove Thing
Sometimes, we could all use a little unpredictability. And now you can shake to change your music. Just give iPod nano a shake, and it shuffles to a different song in your music library. You'll always be surprised by what you'll hear.

Let the Games Begin
Now you can get in on games made especially for iPod nano and the accelerometer. They respond to the way you move, so they're immersive, addictive, and a blast. The iPod nano comes with Maze, which lets you work your way through vast mazes by tilting and moving. You can find even more games on the iTunes Store.

Even Your Photos Rock
Pull hundreds of photos from your pocket and share them wherever you go. Hold iPod nano upright and see your photos in portrait view. Turn the player on its side to see them in landscape. Your photos look beautiful in their proper aspect ratio on the vibrant, 320-by-240-resolution display.

The World's Biggest Small Screen
Watching movies, TV shows, and videos is big fun on iPod nano. And the high-resolution picture looks crisp and vivid on the 2-inch widescreen display. So you can always have a little video with you.

Reduced Environmental Impact
The iPod nano embodies Apple's continuing environmental progress. It is designed with the following features to reduce environmental impact:

  • Arsenic-free glass
  • Brominated flame retardant-free
  • Mercury-free
  • PVC-free
  • Highly recyclable aluminum enclosure

What's in the Box
iPod nano, earphones, USB 2.0 cable, dock adapter, quick start guide


Product Information

Product Packaging:Standard Packaging
Product Dimensions 2.2 x 1.8 x 4 inches
Item Weight 1.3 ounces
Shipping Weight 5.6 ounces
Manufacturer Apple Computer
ASIN B001FA1NCI
Item model number MB754LL/A
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3.7 out of 5 stars 368 customer reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #143 in Electronics > Portable Audio & Video > MP3 & MP4 Players & Accessories > MP3 & MP4 Players
Date first available at Amazon.com September 8, 2008

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Review from Wired.com: 4th Gen iPod nano -- We Want Our Square Form Factor Back!
Read the full 4th Gen iPod Nano review at dpreview.com
Here's a hard truth: Even if Apple decided to carve its new nano out of petrified poo and bless it with a Braille display, the interface alone would still make Cupertino's latest flash-based music player leagues better than the competition. So what's our opinion of the new nano? Well, it's just like the old nano, just a little roomier (fine) and shaped like an airfoil (weird). This new aerodynamic form doesn't seem to have any discernible functional purpose, but the Triscuit-shaped nano had some distinct advantages over this new 4th gen model: It was a better piece of fitness gear, fitting more comfortably into sporty armbands and the tiny pockets so common to the backs of running shorts. The old screen orientation also allowed you to control video content more intuitively, though the new elongated shape is better for navigating long playlists. Sure, that’s a decent upgrade--as is the price-to-gig ratio--but unless you absolutely need to shake-to-shuffle (spazz) or will be building an airplane out of iPods (paging Mr. Branson), the best thing about the new nano is how flooded eBay’s gonna be with cast-off 3rd gen models. Read the full 4th Gen iPod nano review at Wired.com.

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By D. Lally on September 18, 2008
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Just purchased the 8G 4th generation Nano for my 14yr old. He loves it but has expressed concern about the battery life. Not a serious issue but be advised it does not last as long as previous Nano's. Also, the traditional USB based charging accessories do not charge this device. Only a standard computer based USB port seems to work. We tried to use various older ac-usb,battery pwr USB, DC-usb nothing charged it. Seems Apple decided to wire the pwr to the USB pins and not the firewire. Has caused another "Apple" generated situation where you have to go out and purchase product specific accessories.
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With introductions like the accelerometer, genius, redesigned interface, and an even smaller package, who couldn't love Apple's new Ipod nano? While these sound like great additions, they really don't result in a better ipod. While the new interface, genius, and size, don't hurt, the accelerometer really ruins the whole package. The accelerometer might work well in the iphone and ipod touch, in the nano it is just really annoying. It is way to sensitive and causes problems with simple things like volume. The accelerometer often changes the now playing screen to the cover flow which keeps the volume from being changed without the ipod being pulled out and flipped. The shake to shuffle also causes problems, it is to sensitive as well and will activate when it is not intended to. At least the shake to shuffle can be turned off, I just wish the the accelerometer as a whole could be turned off. If it had that capacity this review could have easily turned from a 2 to a 5.
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The 4th Generation Nano is the most sleek and stylish yet. Apple has gone back to a design similar to the elongated 2G iPod and left the short stubby look of the last generation behind. The video screen is crystal clear, and we're reaching a point with 8GB and 16GB storage options where not many people will continue to need the hard drive versions unless they're using it for video.

For all it's techno glory, however, the newest Nano is not perfect. The accelerometer in the unit switches your player to cover flow mode the instant it is turned on its side. This means you can't adjust volume unless you turn it back upright and is definitely annoying. Fortunately, Apple has updated the operating system so that you can turn this off in the settings. A more serious flaw may be that these players are no longer compatible with the many docking station speaker systems on the market (and in use) and they will no longer recharge your iPod while it plays.

All in all the 4G Nano is a very good MP3 player. If you're a holdout looking for your first player, you can't go wrong here. If you own a prior generation , Nano, however, I can't say there is anything here that would make for a compelling upgrade. The only exception is if you're using one with a much smaller capacity and want to be able to carry more music with you. If that's the case, then it's well worth the price. But the new features feel more gimmicky than useful to the point that I've disabled all that I could.
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I sold my 30 GB 5th Generation iPod that I had for two years and upgraded to this new 4th Generation Nano. I bought the red one off Apple's website (only place you can get that color) and it looks and functions great. The screen is crystal clear and you can turn it sideways for cover flow of all your music, watching videos, looking at pictures or playing games. If you get bored with a song and want to change things up, just shake your iPod (it takes some force, so it won't change if your exercising) and it will jump around your music library and surprise you. The 8 GB version is enough for me because I only use it for music, but the 16 GB is worth the extra $50.00 if you want more than 150 albums or a lot of videos on it. The genius feature is pretty neat as well. You play a song, activate the feature, and it finds other tunes that go good with the one playing.

I love this new iPod! I'm glad I got rid of my bulky one for this sleek looking design.
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For someone who has never used an I-Pod before and had no intention of going past the technology of a CD, it's introduction hit me like a dawning of a new time.

My son of 35 decided it was time for his father to be introduced to one of the better things in todays life. The "nano" without doubt did not let itself down, not ever.

From the moment of turn on, to discovering all it's funtions, I can only say I was happy beyond words.

After mastering the display and loading a complete libary of sound and vision onto it, the thing still begged for more. "Where does it all go, one asks"

The sound and pictures quality is first class, as for "nano" he has found a new home in my shirt pocket, forever ready to deliver.

Five Stars, no complaints from this happy customer, worth every dollar and more. As for the group of friends who had the same view as me,"nothing after a CD thank you" they now treat me as a tech outcast, "Hey, what do they know"

Well here we are 3 weeks later and the i-pod has died, not through miss use, but from a dose of frozen screen. Since the first recharge of the battery, problems started to happen, no more tilting on the side for album flick through. The screen followed with no control coming from the click wheel, then finally it froze full time no more response.

The short period I had Nano,I grew to love it, this has not put me off this Nano, if fact I have ordered another. Anyway since last time the group have all invested in their own, cross fingers they are all working.
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